TIRUNELVELI – 627 012. TAMILNADU, INDIA
(Accredited with B++ Grade by NAAC)
This is to inform all prospective Candidates that as per new provisions
of Ph.D. programme
of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, the Candidates
and the Guides could be from any part of India and aborad
after due registration and recognition respectively under Part-time
The details regarding registratin and recognition fees both for the
Students and Guides are availale in the University Website: www.msuniversitytvl.net.
Application can be had
either from the undersigned on payment of Rs.300/- by post or Rs.250/-
in person by Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Registrar, Manonmaniam
Sundaranar University "Payable at Tirunelveli" or may be down loaded
form the above website.
Dr. P. Chellathurai
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D)
The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) is awarded to a candidate
who, as per these regulations, has submitted a thesis, on the basis of
original research either in any particular discipline or involving more
than one discipline that makes a contribution to the advancement of
knowledge, which is approved by duly constituted Board of Examiners as
Categories: Full Time / Part-time (Internal) /Part-time (External)
Any candidate with prescribed minimum qualification can join as a
full-time Ph.D scholar in any of the Research Centers/University
Departments of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
Any teacher, who has put in two years of continuous service in any
college affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, with
prescribed minimum qualification is eligible to join the Ph.D part-time
Any candidate with two years of continuous service in a recognized
institution within the jurisdiction of Manonmaniam Sundaranar
University with prescribed minimum qualification can join Ph.D
Part-time (External) programme.
Part-time (External -
Any qualified Post Graduate possessing not less than 50% of mark from
recognized Universities shall be permitted to apply to the Registrar,
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for Ph.D Part-time (External R/N/G)
registration choosing any Ph.D., guide in any part of our country or
the World who shall be recognized guide in the Ph.D programme of
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University by paying of one time SPECIAL FEE
over and above the existing fees applicable to the external candidates
falling within the three districts of the University jurisdiction.
* R- Regional/ N-
For admission to the Ph.D programme under the above specified
categories, a candidate has to fulfill the following minimum
Time/Part-time (External)/ Part-time (External R/N/G): A pass
with 50% marks or equivalent grade at the postgraduate level (Concerned
master’s degree after the completion of the Under Graduate degree).
(Internal): The minimum marks required will be the percentage of
marks prescribed for their eligibility to join in the teaching post at
the time of their joining the post.
Candidates who wish to register for Ph.D. programme shall note that the
minimum percentage of marks prescribed by the University Grants
Commission for Lectureship in Colleges/ Universities is 55% and for
SC/ST, it is 50% in the Post Graduate degree.
The candidate under this category has to work (full-time) in a
University Department/Research centre as a non-stipendiary fellow
/USRF/ JRF/ SRF/ Fellow in a Research project or with stipend from any
other funding agency for the minimum period specified.
Part-time (Internal and External):
Candidates of this category, if they belong to experimental science
faculties, have to spend six months at a stretch or three spells of two
months each during their tenure, as a fulltime scholar under the guide.
Applications can be had from the office on all working days. The
filled-in application along with necessary certificates and
registration fees shall be sent to ‘The Registrar, Manonmaniam
Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627 012’ for registration of Ph.D.,
degree and all such applications will be processed for registration
during the last week of every month. The date of remittance of first
year research fees will be the date of commencement of the Ph.D.,
Further details please go through the University website:
FOR Ph.D. DEGREE UNDER PART TIME EXTERNAL (R/N/G*) PROGRAMME
INSTRUCTIONS FOR Ph.D.,
REGISTRATION Part Time External (R/N/G) Programme
1. Every candidate has to register under a Guide
recognized by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
2. No. of candidates allowed under a Guide working in
the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Department is 12 in the
Discipline of Science and 15 in the Discipline of Languages, Arts and
Social Sciences; and for the Guides working in Colleges/Approved
Research Centres, the maximum number of Candidates allowed is 10 in the
Discipline of Science and 12 in the Discipline of Languages, Arts and
3. Every candidate has to be attached with a Research
Institute/Research Centre either through Guide or Co-guide from the
same or other related Discipline. Any recognized Guide can act as a
Co-guide to a maximum of 8 candidates.
The filled–in application
has to be forwarded by the Guide to
THE REGISTRAR, MANONMANIAM SUNDARANAR UNIVERSITY, TIRUNELVELI
4. Minimum qualification for admission to Ph.D
programme is 50% in Post Graduate degree.
Candidates who wish to register for Ph.D. Programme shall note that the
minimum percentage of marks prescribed by the University Grants
Commission for Lecturership in Colleges/Universities is 55% and for
SC/ST, it is 50% mark of the Post Graduate degree.
5. Application for Registration to the SC/ST
Candidates is issued at FREE OF COST for only one time on the
submission of attested xerox copy of his/her Community Certificate.
6. Candidates who have obtained PG/ M.Phil from other
Universities have to get Recognition Certificate from the Registrar,
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and the same should be enclosed along
with the application for Ph.D registration.
7. A brief introduction about the proposed area of
research of at least 500 words describing the problem, objectives and
tools of the study on the topic chosen, duly signed by the Guide,
Coguide (if any) and the candidate, should be enclosed along with the
8. The Guide has to attach a Declaration Certificate
to the effect that the topic has not been selected by anybody else so
9. Attested xerox copy of the P.G. Degree or
10. Attested xerox copy of M.Phil Degree or
11. Attested xerox copy of the Mark Statements of Post
12. Application for registration
is issued throughout the year.
13. The filled- in applications in the prescribed
format with required certificates and registration fee shall be sent to
“THE REGISTRAR, MANONMANIAM SUNDARANAR UNIVERSITY,
ABISHEKAPATTI, TIRUNELVELI, INDIA - 627 012”, for registration of Ph.D., degree and
all such applications will be processed for registration during the
last week of every month.
14. FEES DETAILS*
1 Cost of application - Within
India (in Rs.) :250 ; Outside India (in US $): 25
2 Registration - Within India (in Rs.) : 500 ; Outside India (in US
3 Research fee per year
Arts - Within India (in Rs.) : 4,000 + 500 College ; Outside India (in
US $): 200
Science - Within India (in Rs.) : 6,000 + 2000 College ; Outside India
(in US $): 300
4 Special fees (ONE TIME ONLY)
Arts - Within India (in Rs.) : 7500/- ; Outside India (in US $): 350
Science - Within India (in Rs.) : 10000/- ; Outside India (in US $): 400
* The fee does not include fee for Thesis submission, Viva
(Examination) and other fees.
For more details, visit website : www.msuniversitytvl.net
Note: The University reserves the right to revise the fees at
15. All payments should be made through Demand Draft
drawn in favour of “The Registrar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University”
payable at Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India drawn in any one of the